The Island is a jungle eco-lodge in the heart of the Zambezi river. Hidden in the middle of rapids and accessible only by dugout canoe, it's a lost world of palm trees and white sand beaches - a fishing and birding paradise.




I'm lucky enough to call The Island home and invite you to come and experience the magic for yourselves. A warm Zambezi family welcome awaits, with a wealth of activities on offer including world-class fly fishing for Tigerfish and Upper Zambezi Yellowfish, and once in a lifetime birding.

You'll get closer to nature in our private mobile safari style tented accommodation, with fine dining and high-quality service. This Island is only 50km upstream from the Victoria Falls and 15km from Chobe National Park, making it the perfect destination for your Zambezi adventure.

We look forward to welcoming you to The Island.


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Our inclusive Island activities include fishing, birding, Island walks, dugout canoe trips and village walks.

Or ... just kick back relax in one of our shady beachside hammocks.



Our rate is $365 per person per night, based on two people sharing. 

This includes tented accommodation, all meals, tea, coffee, house wine, all Island activities, and transfers to and from Livingstone or Kazungula.

We also have an honesty bar with premium beers, wines and spirits.

Make the most of your Zambezi adventure with a wide range of external activities. 

Choose to add on a Chobe Day Trip, visit to the Victoria Falls, scenic helicopter flight or white water rafting adventure, to name but a few.


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Land of Giants

There aren’t many places in the world where you can wake up on a palm fringed island and then head off on a once in a lifetime safari, but The Island is one of them. Just up the river from our magical jungle island lives the largest elephant population in Africa. Chobe National Park – […]

The Island is a unique and vulnerable ecosystem

Going for green

For Bart and the team, developing a sustainable and eco-friendly lodge is the core of our vision for The Island. That’s why the initial phase of the build prioritises the development of solar power and water treatment systems that will make the lodge low-impact and eco-friendly. We’ll be installing a comprehensive solar power system, thermodynamic […]

Reed nets at first light, ready to be emptied

Fishing frenzy

Something magical happens in the Katombora rapids every June. On a moonless night, as the flood waters of the Zambezi recede, countless small silver fish make a dash into the main river. This is the dininga or linenga run – the fishing highlight of the year for both local and international fishermen. This is the […]

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